Akai MPK Mini mkII MIDI Keyboard 25 Key with MPC Pads
The Akai MPK Mini MKII is a portable, 25-key MIDI keyboard with MPC Pads. Ultra-compact, the MPK Mini MIDI Controller allows you to take your music production mobile without losing any control. So whether you’re a mobile performer or a studio producer, the Akai MPK Mini lets you take control all whilst being small enough to fit in your backpack. Sporting a design that’s been honed by Akai for over 5 years; the MPK MINI midi controller gives you 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, octave up/down buttons, and an ergonomic thumbstick for pitch-bend and mod duties.
You’ll also enjoy the addition of eight backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads (in two banks) with MPC Note Repeat and Full Level. Not to mention the eight assignable Q-Link knobs that give you even more creative capabilities. There’s even an onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes. So get hands-on with your music with the Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII midi controller.
With a large array of controls, the MPK MINI allows you to record, compose, and perform with your virtual instruments, plugins, and DAW of choice. Giving you more than enough flexibility, features, and affordability, all while being sized to fit in your backpack!
New to the Akai MPK mini range
What’s more, the latest AKAI MPK Mini comes complete with a collection of VST instruments and effects to further boost your sound library. Valued at $99, VIP3.0 gives you unparalleled access to your virtual instruments and effect collection. Seamlessly integrating the hardware & software experience while granting unrestricted freedom in a user-friendly and intuitive format. So combine VIP3.0 and your MPK Mini MKII to maximize your workflow and ensure your playing experience feels natural and enhances creativity. Giving you the natural and tactile feel of hardware combined with the unrivaled processing abilities of virtual instruments.
You’ll be able to quickly find sounds based on the instrument type, timbre, style, or articulation from your entire VST library. Then, sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures layering up to 8 separate instruments and patches per VIP instance; load up to 4 different VST effect per instrument; use Pad Chord Progressions and Key Control processors; and much much more. Whether you’re using it in a live performance or studio production, VIP guarantees seamless integration with your MPK MINI MKII MIDI Controller.
MPC 2.0 UPGRADE READY (Optional)
On top of all that, the MPK Mini MKII is compatible with the critically acclaimed MPC Software 2.0 upgrade. Greatly enhancing the capabilities and functionality you get with the included MPC Essentials.
A cutting-edge production suite, MPC Software 2.0 combines 128-track sequencing capabilities; real-time time-stretching; clip-launch functionality; advanced MIDI editing capability; VST controller mode; standalone operation; seamless DAW integration and much much more. So whether you’re seeking freedom from computer-based production, or looking for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration; MPC 2.0 gives you the ultimate creative versatility.
Including all the essentials for laying down your musical ideas; the MPK MINI MKII is perfect whether you’re in the studio, or on the road. Dedicated octave up and down buttons let you increase your keyboard to the full melodic range. While a sustain pedal input is built-in for expressive playing and recording. Finally, the onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and mode makes it easy to create intricate melodic lines with little effort. You’ll even get the renown Note Repeat and Full Level functions from the revolutionary AKAI Pro MPC workstations.
Further impressing with its portability, you won’t need any drivers or external power to operate your MPK Mini. Supporting plug-and-play connectivity, the MPK MINI MKII powers up by a single USB connection to your Mac or PC. While four memory banks enable you to store hardware/software presets for easy setup and recall of your favourite settings.
Additional Software Included
Finally, the AKAI MPK MINI MKII comes bundled with professional production software and virtual instruments; so you’ll be creating music straight out of the box. Firstly, the Hybrid 3 HD synthesizer by AIR Music Tech allows you to create anything from fat, retro synth sounds; edgy modern leads; and everything in between. While SONiVOX’s Wobble gives you an electronic grime synth with two independent channels of spectral morphing and harmonic controls, individual filtering, and discrete LFO controls. Lastly, MPC Essentials is a groove/beat production, and sample-triggering software that lets you incorporate a genuine MPC workflow into your DAW of choice. Extending the power of your MPK Mini MKII by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples per pad.
What’s more, MPC Essentials will also run in standalone mode, so you can start making music easily without the need for a separate DAW.
MPK mini MIDI Editor
Unlock the true potential of your Akai mini mk2 with the MPK mini MIDI Editor software. This MIDI editor is a powerful preset management software that lets MPK Mini users customize their hardware and software setup on their Mac or PC. Create and tweak presets for your favourite virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs, then store them on your MPK mini. You’ll spend less time setting up your gear and more time doing what you love—making great music.